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Butterfly or Moth - What’s the Difference?

2. Body

Look at the body: Is it smooth or fluffy? Butterflies have thin, smooth bodies. But most moths have large, fuzzy bodies.

Butterfly

Lime Butterfly Lime Butterfly - Photo: Leo Shoot/Shutterstock

Moth

Hyalophora cecropia Hyalophora cecropia - Photo: Cathy Keifer/Shutterstock

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